3 Pool Safety Tips for the Summer

Summer is just around the corner and with the rising temperatures comes outdoor grilling, ice cold drinks and lounging by the pool. Arizona is called the Valley of the Sun for a reason and more often than not, people of all ages choose the pool as the perfect way to enjoy Arizona summers. However with the increase of pool use comes the increase of accidental drownings. Here are 3 pool safety tips for the summer to remember.

1.) Always use approved personal flotation devices around pools and lakes. (life jackets).

2.) All gate locks and latches should be checked regularly to insure they are working properly and adhere to Arizona residential pool codes and standards. Also, a gate should never be left propped open.

3.) All residential pool owners should attend water rescue and CPR/CCR classes. Otherwise CPR/CCR instructions and the 911 emergency number (or local emergency number) should be posted in the pool area.

Water play is fun, but water safety is serious business and should be a high priority Following these 3 pool safety tips for the summer can keep your outdoor activities fun, and your friends and family safe for many summers to come.

Melissa Dierks

The Regal Team of RE/MAX Professionals

7111 W Bell Road, Suite 101

Glendale, AZ 85308

(623) 229-0154

www.theregalteam.com

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